More than 62% of adults in the United States have above optimal blood pressure (BP) (systolic BP [SBP] > 120 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP [DBP] > 80 mm Hg), and nearly all Americans will acquire hypertension (SBP > 140 mm Hg and/or DBP > 90 mm Hg) if they live long enough. Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and peripheral arterial disease. It is the most common primary diagnosis in America and the leading cause of medication prescriptions in Americans older than 50 years of age. Due to its significant public health burden, all people are recommended to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent the development of hypertension. These healthy lifestyle recommendations are weight ...

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